Saturday 27th June

Whose voices, whose values?

All Voices Heard, All Voices Valued  

How do we live our values as artists, and how can we ensure that all voices are heard? Join Dr Janina Ramirez, Maria Amidu, Janice McGuinness, Bob and Roberta Smith and the 'class of 2020' in discussions throughout the day.

Session 1 by webinar 11-11.40 am 

Navigating with Kindness, living your Values

Artist Maria Amidu and Janice McGuiness, People United CEO, will be answering questions from NSEAD Forum member Amanda Skilton. Join us for a discussion about what it means to live your values as an artist educator.

Members get More! NSEAD share the People United values. All NSEAD members who register for this event will be sent details of how to enter a members-only prize draw.

One lucky NSEAD member will win a fabulous People United ‘Be Kind’ neon sign pictured here


This is an open session.

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Session 2 by webinar 1-1.45pm

Dr Janina Ramirez' keynote 'Art Matters: History Matters'

Janina explores our conference themes – whose voices are valued in history and which are being lost?

Members get More! Summary notes available for members after the session.

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Non Members


Session 3 by webinar 2-2.30pm

Dr Janina Ramirez and members in conversation

With a short break after her keynote presentation, members are invited to put your questions to Janina Ramirez. Chaired by NSEAD Council member Paul Carney.

This is a members-only session, places are limited

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Session 4 by webinar 3.30-4.30pm

Life after Lockdown – what do young artists want in a post lockdown world? 

'Class of 2020' discussion with Bob and Roberta Smith

When we found ourselves in the grip of a global pandemic, NSEAD Patron Bob and Roberta Smith asked: ‘How do you want the World to Change after this?’ 

We ask the class of 2020 to share their experiences of Covid-19 and what it has meant for their art education. What are their hopes, their fears? We invite a panel of young artists, all students in the UK, to answer this question in conversation with Bob and Roberta Smith. 

This is a members-only session. 

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Please note: Bookings are now closed for all events. 

We hope all participants enjoy the presentation, panels and discussions. Our aim is to be an accessible organisation, to build conversations to be learned and learning and we hope that by taking our national conference online, it will help and not hinder debate.We will also share a feedback survey with participants next week – please look out for this. Every attempt will be made to make the event accessible to many but we know that technology is not always reliable –  with regret we cannot take any responsibility for any network or software outages. We very much hope that if you have booked a ticket you are able to attend and you enjoy taking part – we look forward to seeing you there. 

Image: © Bob and Roberta Smith, 2020